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Google reveals the best Android apps, games and books of 2017 and some of them may surprise you

Google reveals the best Android apps, games and books of 2017 and some of them may surprise you

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This year, Google's editors have named some of their favourite apps and titles of 2017 that may not have ranked among the most popular titles.

How USB Type-C Has Failed Android Smartphone Users & Why Apple's Lightning Connector Is Best

How USB Type-C Has Failed Android Smartphone Users & Why Apple's Lightning Connector Is Best

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Both Android and iOS are drastically different from one another, and so is the way they charge up or share data. Apple introduced the Lightning connector in 2012, with the unveiling of iPhone 5, which replaced the wide 30-pin connector that it came ...

10 best Android apps and games of 2017, according to Google

10 best Android apps and games of 2017, according to Google

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Based on downloads, these are the hottest apps of the year on Android phones and tablets.

Pixel 2 Audio Issues While Recording Video Fixed In Android 8.1

Pixel 2 Audio Issues While Recording Video Fixed In Android 8.1

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According to earlier reports, it seems that some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners have discovered some audio issues when recording video. Google did promise that they would be addressing the issue, and it appears that they have, although it looks like you’ll probably have to wait until the release of Android 8.1 Oreo to get it.

DxO ONE "Early Access pack" for Android unveiled with USB Type-C

DxO ONE "Early Access pack" for Android unveiled with USB Type-C

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DxO has offered its ONE camera attachment for iOS for quite some time. While it teased the Android variant a couple months ago, it now looks to be available to order with some free extras for $499. Read more...

Google bans Android apps that display ads on lock screen

Google bans Android apps that display ads on lock screen

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For the Android device users, the advertisements that appear on the lock screen have been a major concern. Who would want to see annoying advertisements cluttering the lock screen of their device? Finally, it Google appears to have come up

Microsoft Confirms Chromebook Support For Office Android Apps

Microsoft Confirms Chromebook Support For Office Android Apps

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This week Microsoft officially confirmed that it is working on Office Android app support for Chromebooks. The confirmation came through in a ‘New in November’ blog posting from the company which details a number of new Office-related features and updates. Buried within the many announcements though, was the acknowledgement that the support is being readied.

Google's Developer Policy Now Prohibits Android Lockscreen Ads

Google's Developer Policy Now Prohibits Android Lockscreen Ads

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Ads in smartphone apps are already annoying, but did they have to go and put them on your lockscreen too? It looks like some developers may have pushed their luck; Google has updated its Policy Center to explicitly call out -- and prohibit -- apps from showing advertising on Android lockscreens.

7 Amazing Android Apps by Google That You've Never Heard Of #Video

7 Amazing Android Apps by Google That You've Never Heard Of #Video

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There are many useful single-purpose apps that Google has created for Android that don’t get prime-time coverage. Today, we’re talking about those unsung heroes.

Google Safe Browsing To Include Android App User Data

Google Safe Browsing To Include Android App User Data

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Google has today announced it is expanding its Google Safe Browsing initiative to include apps which collect user data without the device owner knowing. The announcement came by way of the Google Security blog and is designed to protect Android device owners from “unwanted and harmful mobile behaviors on Android.” The announcement explains that any

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S9 Leaks, Google Fights Pixel 2 Problems, Stunning Nokia Upgrade

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S9 Leaks, Google Fights Pixel 2 Problems, Stunning Nokia Upgrade

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This week’s Android Circuit includes new screen technology and biometrics from Samsung, leaked Galaxy S9 and Note 9 details, Google fixing Pixel 2 issues, Nokia 8 moving to Oreo as Samsung works on software issues, OnePlus 5T’s Lava Red edition, and Google’s solution to the emoji cheeseburger.

Preview of Android Update Shows Power of Google Pixel 2’s Visual Core

Preview of Android Update Shows Power of Google Pixel 2’s Visual Core

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Here’s a great surprise from Google: Visual Core. What is Visual Core and why is it going to be a power feature for the Google Pixel 2? The Google Pixel 2 smartphone, despite some initial problems with a display issue that we reported on earlier this month, just continues to get better by the day,

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